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Prosecutor rules out charges against officers in shooting

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Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 4:01 PM EDT
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city’s top prosecutor has ruled out criminal charges against four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in two killings.

In a report released Friday, Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle concluded that the officers fired in self-defense and were justified in using deadly force against 23-year-old Alvin Lamont Baum II in Virginia Beach on March 20.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk police had identified Baum as a suspect in two killings, including a drive-by shooting the night before the police shooting. Body cameras recorded the encounter.

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